This site was created by Florida native Mike Ruso. Mike has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Florida Trail, and the California section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Mike and
his paddling partner Dan Dick were the first to kayak the 1500-mile long Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail from west to east. Advice for paddling Florida's CT is at our sister
site Thru-Paddle Florida. Mike also blogs about literature, film, photography, and environmental issues at mikeruso.com, and his nature photography is on Instagram @mikerusophotography.
Neither the US Forest Service nor the Florida Trail Association is affiliated with this site, and they do not endorse any of the statements we've made here. The opinions
expressed are those of our editors and writers only.